Chris Braddock and Layne Waerea, <i>Free sweat cushion-bags</i>, 2022, cotton, nylon, salt tile. Courtesy of the artists. Photo: Bryan James.

Chris Braddock and Layne Waerea, Free sweat cushion-bags, 2022, cotton, nylon, salt tile. Courtesy of the artists. Photo: Bryan James.

Layne Waerea and Chris Braddock: Free Public Sauna

Performance
  • Sat 17 Sep 2022
  • 1—3PM
  • Offsite - Coastal Walkway
  • Free | All Welcome
  • Please meet in the gallery foyer at 1 pm
  • Departing on foot from the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery
  • We will walk to the performance site where there will be an opportunity to participate
  • This event will be video recorded

Artists Layne Waerea (Te Arawa, Ngāti Kahungunu) and Chris Braddock invite you to participate in their new work Free Public Sauna: Sweaty conversations in Ngāmotu - Coastal Walkway.

Departing from the gallery, this excursion will end up at the Coastal Walkway. Participants will be offered custom-made Free sweatsuits and Free sweat cushion-bags, and the artists will lead us in a series of gentle exercises, designed to generate perspiration.

Combining an interest in Ngāmotu’s coastal location, the cultures of public sport, and questions around the use, ownership and guardianship of natural resources - including fresh and salt water - the artists employ humour and conversation to collaboratively explore how social and legal norms determine behaviour and relationships, and where opportunities for thinking and relating otherwise might emerge.

This performance takes place as part of Public Relations, a series of newly commissioned performances taking place between August and November 2022.

This event will take place in fine weather or light rain. If it is raining heavily, the event will be postponed until 10:30 am, Sunday 18 September.

Layne Waerea and Chris Braddock: <i>Free Public Sauna: Sweaty conversations in Ngāmotu - Coastal Walkway</i>, 2022. Courtesy of the artists. Photo: Hayley Bethell.

Layne Waerea and Chris Braddock: Free Public Sauna: Sweaty conversations in Ngāmotu - Coastal Walkway, 2022. Courtesy of the artists. Photo: Hayley Bethell.

Layne Waerea and Chris Braddock: <i>Free Public Sauna: Sweaty conversations in Ngāmotu - Coastal Walkway</i>, 2022. Courtesy of the artists. Photo: Hayley Bethell.

Layne Waerea and Chris Braddock: Free Public Sauna: Sweaty conversations in Ngāmotu - Coastal Walkway, 2022. Courtesy of the artists. Photo: Hayley Bethell.

Layne Waerea and Chris Braddock: <i>Free Public Sauna: Sweaty conversations in Ngāmotu - Coastal Walkway</i>, 2022. Courtesy of the artists. Photo: Hayley Bethell.

Layne Waerea and Chris Braddock: Free Public Sauna: Sweaty conversations in Ngāmotu - Coastal Walkway, 2022. Courtesy of the artists. Photo: Hayley Bethell.

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